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Air Force

461st FLTS lands two more F-35s for test

The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., received two additional F-35As to support continued developmental testing March 7.

Local

64th AGRS prepare for Red Flag 19-2

The 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis is a team of Airmen whose primary mission is to fly against the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews preparing them for tomorrow’s engagements.

Health & Safety

Nellis plastic surgery – more than just cosmetic

The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., offers a wide range of services to maintain Airman readiness and care to their families. What many may not know, is the importance of their plastic surgery practice.

Local

RPA Airmen strengthen relationships at Australia air show

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing travelled to the Australian International Airshow in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, to display the MQ-9 Reaper for the Australian and international crowds, Feb. 26-March 3, 2019.

Air Force

SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.


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News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 27, 2018

Posted  July 27, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Red Flag 18-3 is underway at Nellis / NTTR thru Aug. 3rd. Aircraft and personnel from the Colombian air force are participating in this round of Red Flag, to enhance their training and foster relationships with their U.S. counterparts. So if you see any unusual…

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Local

Red Flag 18-3: Readiness through innovation, integration and interoperability

Posted  July 27, 2018

Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from July 23 through Aug. 3, as Nellis begins the U.S. Air Force’s largest air-to-air combat training exercise: Red Flag 18-3.

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Commentary

The time I was hit by a truck

Posted  July 27, 2018

On June 23, 2012, I was hit by a truck as I crossed the street in St. Louis, Mo. A white pickup truck ran a red light, hit me and then rolled over top of me. It was a hit and run and the police were unable to identify the driver. The last thing I…

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Commentary

Where did all of the time go?

Posted  July 27, 2018

I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflecting the past few weeks.  In doing so, I’ve evaluated where I am in my personal and professional life.  How did I get to where I am?  Have I met my goals?  Would I do anything differently?     I can remember where my professional focus was during different periods…

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Salutes & Awards

Air Force awards first Remote device: Dominant persistent attack aircrew recognized

Posted  July 27, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James ThompsonA U.S. Air Force medal with an attached remote “R” device sits in front of an MQ-9 Reaper July 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The “R” device distinguishes an award earned for hands-on employment of a weapon system that had direct and immediate impact on…

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